This petite sitting room strikes a welcome balance between elegant formality and cozy comfort. Matching velvet sofas face off in front of the fireplace and along one wall a table makes a convenient work space.
Formal Dining Room: Grand Manor in Greenwich, Conn.
A beautiful black-and-white fireplace with elaborate molding sits at the center of the elegant formal dining room. The floor is left bare of rugs, allowing the wide-plank hardwood to gleam and complement the simple chairs and wood dining table.
From the foyer, guests can walk through a large arch into the living room. Here, crisp white walls serve as the perfect backdrop for contemporary furniture, chic black accessories and colorful artwork.
This Irvine, California, estate has two living rooms that can handle every kind of event possible, be that entertaining guests or just watching the game. In this living room, open arched doorways lead out to a sitting patio and dramatic countryside views.
Transitional Neutral Sitting Room With Built-In Shelving
This sitting room features textured neutral walls paired with a similarly hued stone ceiling and contrasting dark brown hardwood floors. Plush taupe armchairs are positioned around a metal coffee table, while an industrial candelabra chandelier hangs above. Arched built-in shelves provide space for decorative items.
Expansive windows on the waterfront side of this transitional sitting room provide sweeping views of mountains and ocean. Natural wood trim, doors, flooring and furniture warm up the space, while modern and metallic accents keep it current. A shag carpet adds texture and warmth underfoot.
White, Transitional Living Room with Clerestory Windows
Windows wrap this waterfront living room, including a clerestory above that brings in even more natural light. On one wall, a modern painting resembles rippling water, pulling the water view through the windows into the interior of the room. A mix of contemporary and traditional elements give the room a collected and comfortable feel.
Downstairs, a velvet sofa and matching armchairs create a comfortable lounge area. When they're not catching up on their favorite TV programs, the owners can enjoy a game of chess or explore the wine cellar.
Just a few steps from the living room, a large sectional and fireplace create a comfortable space to unwind after a long day. In addition to the balcony, sitting area and dining space, the penthouse also features four bedrooms and four baths.
Family Room: Sophisticated Colonial in New Canaan, Conn.
Stylish, streamlined furnishings balance the colonial-style architecture in the two-story family room — one of the home's many living spaces. The modern concrete coffee table is an unexpected touch but works beautifully with the gray stone fireplace.
Living Room: Lake Hayes Home in Queenstown, New Zealand
This spacious, formal living room features plush carpet and elegant traditional furnishings. A delicate glass pendant light reflects off the contemporary steel fireplace surround, adding industrial flair to the space. Just beyond the living area, stacked sliding doors open up to a striking view of Lake Hayes at dusk.
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After dinner, the owners and their guests can unwind in this comfortable living area. A large sofa, loveseat and matching chaise ensure there's plenty of room for everyone to stretch out, while an area rug keeps the floors soft.
This transitional living room has a gorgeous gray, white and beige color scheme that gives the space a soothing look and feel. The white wainscoting and tray ceilings adds an elegant feel to the space.